Downtown Station Post Office Mural – Burbank CA

Project type: Art, Civic Facilities, Murals
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Description

“The Los Angeles area has the nation’s second-largest concentration of WPA art, after New York City. This postal branch is graced by a two-panel mural saluting the city’s most famous industries–filmmaking and aeronautics. Titled “People of Burbank,” the 1940 work by Barse Miller fits in with the building’s tile and wrought-iron Spanish mission motif.”
– http://articles.latimes.com/1993-11-22/local/me-59618_1_wpa-art-projects

(Note: Like most post office murals, this one was funded not by the WPA, but by the Treasury Section of Fine Arts.)

Source notes

New Deal Art During the Great Depression website.
http://www.wpamurals.com/californ.html


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Location Info


135 E. Olive Ave
Burbank, CA

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Coordinates: 34.179994, -118.309668

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